We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities

High Street, Honiton EX14 1PG, England
+44 1404 44966
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
For the love of lace

Honiton lace was the in-thing for lace during the Victorian era, and its glorious history is on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
VinceOCYeoh
,
Singapore, Singapore
Interesting Museum

Interesting lace museum with other local history too. We liked the hippo. Friendly staff who are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
cardamon
,
England
Read all 74 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
In the town famous for lace making, Allhallows Museum has one of the most comprehensive collections of Honiton Lace in the world. Displays in two galleries feature exquisite examples of 16th to early 20th century Honiton lace. There are displays covering a huge range of local history topics including the Honiton hippo, metal detecting, wartime memorabilia, highly collectable Honiton Pottery, and a Victorian dolls house. The museum is packed with information and activities for all ages and interests. There are activities to amuse the children - a choice of four ( free) children's quiz sheets are available, with a guaranteed prize on completion, plus, puzzles and an opportunity for everyone to try lace making. Honiton lace making demonstrations are held by volunteers on Mondays to Fridays throughout June, July and August.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“local history” (9 reviews)
“on display” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
High Street, Honiton EX14 1PG, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1404 44966
Write a ReviewReviews (74)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"local history"
in 9 reviews
"on display"
in 6 reviews
"the main street"
in 5 reviews
"free entry"
in 5 reviews
"high street"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful pieces"
in 3 reviews
"little gem"
in 4 reviews
"tucked away"
in 2 reviews
"any questions"
in 2 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"no charge"
in 2 reviews
"queen victoria"
in 2 reviews
"interesting reading"
in 2 reviews
"military memorabilia"
in 2 reviews
"definitely worth a visit"
in 2 reviews
"world war"
in 2 reviews
"on duty"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Honiton lace was the in-thing for lace during the Victorian era, and its glorious history is on display here at the Allhallows Museum. This town was one of our lunch stops during our road trip around southern England, so a visit to this museum was...More

Thank VinceOCYeoh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting lace museum with other local history too. We liked the hippo. Friendly staff who are happy to answer questions. The museum is free and worth popping into if you are in Honiton. Some lovely lace on display.

Thank cardamon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well set out. Lots of info about Honiton itself and lace making. Interesting and some beautiful exhibits. And it's free!although tgey welcome donations.

Thank Saundersduo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Came to the museum as we do make lace ourselves, small museum with some very interesting pieces on display, nice little souvenir shop

Thank Gordon D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent, free entry and they have some good local historic pieces varying from lace making to militaria and fossils. Well worth popping in.

Thank Colin B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you Colin B, pleased to see you enjoyed your visit

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 April 2018

As a lace-maker I have visited the Museum several times and always find different things to see. The displays are changed annually and new items are always being acquired and there are also regular demonstrations of lace making. All Hallows is a centre of excellence...More

Thank Vicky P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you Vicky P See you again soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Tucked away off of the main street although there are some signs and free to enter but donations welcome. The staff, all volunteers are very informative and enthusiastic and only too please to spend time explaining what they have amongst their treasures and when Honiton...More

Thank Mic L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank you MicL

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Free to enter, donations appreciated. It's almost tucked away, easy to miss from the main street. Whilst it looks very small from the outside, appearances are deceptive, it's a bit of a Tardis inside. Lots of Honition Lacemaking items, all exquisite, quite breathtaking. There's also...More

Thank Wheresmebus
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you - glad you enjoyed seeing our lace collection

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Interesting Museum, located just off the main street in Honiton. I asked the very pleasant museum attendant what the main attraction was in the museum and she said it was "The Honiton Hippo" - go to the museum and find out what it is!

Thank Glyn S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you Glyns S

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 March 2018

This small museum is packed with treasures and staffed by helpful volunteers. Not only does it have a treasure trove of Honiton lace, but also numerous other artifacts from the local area. There is no charge to visit this attraction, although a donation is encouraged....More

Thank Dianne J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you Dianne J. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Honiton
Premier Inn Honiton
466 reviews
1.19 km away
Deer Park Country House Hotel
813 reviews
3.12 km away
The Pig - at Combe
619 reviews
3.41 km away
Home Farm Hotel
78 reviews
5.20 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Zest Cafe
191 reviews
.08 km away
JK's Bistro
148 reviews
.11 km away
Toast
408 reviews
.13 km away
Honiton Dairy Ice Cream Shop
113 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Thelma Hulbert Gallery
31 reviews
.24 km away
The Beehive
13 reviews
.40 km away
The Playdome
83 reviews
1.27 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Rosalie S
7 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from ALLHALLOWS M | Property representative |
2017 Opening Times: 20th March to 31st October. Monday to Friday 09.30 - 16.30 Saturday: 09.30: - 13.00 Sunday: Closed: During the month of October, the Museum is open from 09.30 to 15.30 on Monday to Friday and... More
0
Votes